It's World Ovarian Cancer Day

On World Ovarian Cancer Day, we’re highlighting what gives life can also take it away

We’re partnering with influencers to showcase a range of underwear that displays both the beauty of what the ovaries create and the devastating impact ovarian cancer can cause.

On 8th May, World Ovarian Cancer Day, influencers across social media will be wearing underwear with embroideries of the female reproductive system that are illustrated with striking images of bombs and grenades, juxtaposing the power that ovaries possess as being life-giving and ovarian cancer potentially life-taking. 

Who are they? From TV presenters, to fitness gurus, cultural establishments, change makers and more, you'll have to stay tuned to our social media channels as we'll be announcing who they later are this week.

Follow #poseinmypants across Instagram on World Ovarian Cancer Day to stay up to date with activity.

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Why are we doing this?

We’re doing this because one woman dies in the UK from ovarian cancer every two hours. And although five-year survival rates for ovarian cancer are improving, other cancers, such as breast cancer, had better survival rates two generations ago than ovarian cancer does today. Better ways to diagnose and treat women today are needed more than ever before.


How can you help?

With your help we can stop ovarian cancer taking lives. 

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    Help us fund research to make the breakthroughs in how ovarian cancer is diagnosed and treated

    Since 2006, we have funded £12.3 million of research projects: more than any other ovarian cancer charity in the UK. We fund research that focuses on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of ovarian cancer because improvements in each of these three areas will transform how long and how well women will live. With your support we can change the future for women affected by ovarian cancer. Donate now
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    Get the information you need to know

    If you’re concerned about ovarian cancer you can read about anything from signs and symptoms to understanding your risk, and download assets to share with friends and family about what to look out for. Find out more
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